Superman Fan Mike Meyer’s Happy Ending

17 Oct
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Today, Mike Meyer is a Superman. (Image via Wikipedia)

In what must be the most heart-warming story I’ve talked about on this site, Super-fan Mike Meyer has donated his extra Superman comics and items to his local children’s hospital.

From Comics Alliance:

It didn’t seem like there could be a better ending to the case of Mike Meyer than the return of his vast collection of Superman comic books and collectibles following their alleged theft by a man who pretended to be his friend, but we think you’ll agree this is it… the comics community rallied in support of Meyer, a 48-year-old lifelong Superman fan who lives on part-time work at McDonald’s and Social Security for a mental disability, by organizing a drive to replace the items that had been so cruelly stolen. With his collection now recovered by police and the alleged thief in jail, Meyer took a cue from the selfless superhero he idolizes by donating to a local children’s hospital the excess items that were donated to him.

…Over the course of his life, Meyer amassed a collection of Superman comics and other merchandise that can only be described as massive and worth many thousands of dollars. A man called Gerry Arville Armbruster allegedly stole a valuable portion — more than 1,800 items — of Meyer’s collection… fellow comics fans worked together to apparently double the size of Meyer’s original collection.

In response to that incredible generosity, Meyer made an equally touching gift of the redundant donations to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. “I’ve been blessed with a lot of things, so I wanted to share them,” Meyer told STLToday.com.

More in the link.

I discovered after I mailed some stuff to Meyer that at least one of the books had already been donated by someone else, so I’m even more thrilled that another person in need will get something from this.

As far as I’m concerned, this happy ending is the Story of the Year for comics. Thanks to everyone who spread the word and helped Meyer, and to Meyer for passing on the goodwill of others to so many deserving recipients.

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